So I think there must be a glitch in my free trial because whenever I make a text box the curser starts in the top corner and then as soon as I type, the words appear about half an inch above the top line of the frame. How do I fix this?
Here are two things you could look for:
(1) Baseline shift:
With the text selected, open the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character). You could have set the Baseline Shift value as a default. It would show as a value more than 0. In the picture below, it's set at 36 pt.
(2) First Baseline:
Within the text frame itself, the text could be pushed up by the First Baseline option. Select the text frame with the Selection (black arrow) tool. Choose Object > Text Frame Options. Click on the Baseline Options tab. Look at the First Baseline choice. Try the different settings:
Hmmm. I wonder if it's type on a path.
I had the baseline shift at 46pt! you saved me! Thank you so much!